Military transport helicopters Mi-8 of the Central Military District continue to extinguish wildfires in the Irkutsk Region, discharging water on the territory of the Ust-Ilimsk District. This is stated in the message released on Wednesday by the press service of the district.
"The crews of the Mi-8 military transport helicopters of the army aviation of the Central Military District continue to assist in extinguishing wildfires in the Irkutsk region. complexity, about 30 tons of water were dropped, "the message says.
In the Irkutsk region, an aviation and ground grouping of forces was formed to fight natural fires. In total, three Mi-8 helicopters equipped with a VSU-5 spillway device from a separate mixed transport aviation regiment and an army aviation brigade of the Central Military District were involved in extinguishing. To assist local services in fighting fires, the helicopter crews flew from Sverdlovsk to Irkutsk Oblast, covering more than 3 thousand km.
In the Irkutsk region and Yakutia, from August 13, an interregional emergency regime was introduced in forests in connection with forest fires.